Friday, November 18, 2022

That Explains the Shredded Newspaper In His Hair

August 10, 1973
Don't they have maintenance workers, warehouse staff, or just people specifically hired to move boxes? I don't think this is something that should fall on Brutus.

Maybe that staff all won the lottery a la that one episode of The Office and, just like Andy Bernard, Veeblefester asked the office staff to volunteer to load boxes of tea cozies instead of just calling a damn temp agency.

"No, seriously, the teacher locked me in a cage. I go to a terrible school."

I honestly don't understand the hamster cage reference. Does Brutus mean hamster wheel? Truthfully, being in a hamster cage, with no worries, just some sawdust, little food pellets, and a water bottle sounds great. Sign me up!

You may have already heard that Tom Batiuk's comic strip Funky Winkerbean is coming to an end at the end of the year. Batiuk says he's going to wrap up the comic and give the characters "a proper ending" so one can take that as meaning it will end on a happy note. Although the characters will still appear in Batiuk's other comic strip, Crankshaft, so I don't know how happy that can be.

Here's today's Funky Winkerbean with it's trademark depression, sad sack characters, bad jokes, and dead eyes.